14 Mar 2014
March 14, 2014

Learning to Take Advice

In the News

The Rural Root Theatre Company is in the news again! Our spring production, Things My Mother Taught Me, opens April 30, 2014. See what happens when Gabe and Olivia’s well meaning parents show up on moving day to “help”.


Learning to take advice among ‘Things My Mother Taught Me’

West Carleton Review


Gabe’s parents Lydia and Wyatt (played by Judy Puritt and Ivo Mokros) show up unannounced on moving day, and might have just walked in at a very bad time. Tickets for ‘Things My Mother Taught Me’ go on sale March 15. See ruralroot.org for more information.

Parents want the best for their children, and we employ a number of methods to pass along messages that will help them navigate their way through life. Some messages need to be repeated constantly in order to sink in, while other lessons are passed along without us even realizing it.

We never know which lessons will stick, but we give it our best shot and hope that our children will turn out alright.

In Rural Roots’ upcoming production Things My Mother Taught Me, we see Olivia and Gabe begin the process of moving in together.

Although their parents approve of their relationship, they are also apprehensive that their children are taking such a big step.

Lydia channels her anxiety about her “baby boy’s” big move directly into her obsession with cleanliness. Olivia’s mother, Karen, on the other hand, lets her apprehension simmer silently beneath her polished facade, until she can take it no longer. Both mothers learn to let go, but not without some mishaps, misunderstandings, and a lot of laughs along the way.

Things My Mother Taught Me will delight audiences with its witty comedy and lovable characters.

The production runs April 30 to May 2, 8 and 9 at the Constance Bay Community Centre. Tickets are $15 for Friday and Saturday night performances, and $12 for all other shows, and can be purchased online at ruralroot.org starting on March 15.